2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 15, 2019  
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PREP 099 - Read/Write Critically



5.0 Credits
Prepares students for ENGL&101 and other college-level courses. Emphasizes comprehension and critical reading skills, basic composition methods, rhetorical principles, and approaches to college discussion. Helps students strengthen academic sentence-level conventions, and introduces students to an academic citation. S/U grade option.
Prerequisite Orientation and advising are required before taking this course.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Read college-level texts closely to understand their explicit ideas and to draw logical inferences, summarize texts, and integrate appropriate textual evidence when writing and speaking.
  2. Respond to a text’s themes, claims, support, and rhetorical strategies both analytically and with reference to evidence gathered from outside the text.
  3. Write papers that develop original arguments by supporting claims with evidence, arranging ideas logically, and connecting them coherently.
  4. Apply rhetorical strategies in one’s own writing by adapting writing to the audience, context, and purpose.
  5. Demonstrate the writing process by exploring and applying various strategies for gathering evidence, generating ideas, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.
  6. Use appropriate technology to produce and publish writing.
  7. Use MLA format at a beginning college level, avoiding plagiarism.
  8. Demonstrate command of a variety of sentence types, with a particular focus on sentence clarity and rhetorical strategies.
  9. Read and write using academic vocabulary; analyze the impact of word choice on meaning and tone.
  10. Collaborate effectively with diverse partners in discussions, activities, and/or projects.
  11. Contribute actively through expressing ideas clearly and listening and responding appropriately to others’ ideas.



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